‘Highway slingshot shooter’ leaves $500,000 in damages, D.A. says

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Damaged windows have been observed to sprout one after another along the Guadalupe Freeway.

The suspect behind the smashing is now wanted by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office as the total damages have reached $500, 000. The weapon for the attack: slingshot firing metal bearings “at a potentially lethal speed”. 

The SAP Center and the San Jose Museum of Modern Art were not spared from the smashing. The DA also said in its statement that the office’s own crime lab has been smashed eight times.

In the past year, at least 20 of the same incidents have been reported. Among these is the destruction of a woman’s car while she was inside. Fortunately, no one was harmed by the accident.

“We are asking for the public’s help to stop this destructive and dangerous spree,” according to the statement of District Attorney Jeff Rosen, as reported by SFGATE. “This is not just property damage. People live and work behind those windows.”

A $20, 000 award is being offered by the D.A. for any details that will result in the arrest and sentencing of the suspects behind the crime. Anyone who has information regarding the crime can contact the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers through 408-947-STOP or through their mobile app.